The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


  • Decoy used in underage Snyder tryst

    April 9, 2014

  • mikepotteiger.jpg Offenders purchased way out of sentences

    For the past seven years, any offender sentenced to community service by a Northumberland County judge was able to buy his way out of the punishment by giving the adult probation department a gift card.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bidding info being drafted for rail line operations

    LEWISBURG — The bidding war for a multi-year contract beginning in 2017 to operate 200 miles of railway owned by eight central Pennsylvania counties — including Montour, Northumberland and Union — is set to begin in earnest this summer. But only after the final draft of a request-for-proposals document is presented to and approved by the SEDA-Council of Governments’ Joint Rail Authority’s board of commissioners.

    April 9, 2014

  • Marketer sought in dog park fundraiser scam

    LEWISBURG — A former Lewisburg marketer up and left town a few months ago, and in his wake, a fake campaign was uncovered, allegedly to raise funds for a local year-round dog park.

    April 9, 2014

  • jobs10a.jpg "JOBS1st on the Road" visits Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Alan Walker, the state secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development, and Julia Hearthway, the state secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry, took a stroll through downtown Lewisburg on Wednesday afternoon as part of the kickoff for Gov. Tom Corbett’s “JOBS1st” initiative.

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Letter urges Stoops' resignation or treatment for ‘issues’

    Selinsgrove Projects Inc. board member Vincent Stoops was given the option of seeking professional treatment, resigning his seat or being ousted as a result of his “challenging and disruptive behavior” for the past year.

    April 9, 2014

  • Fear drives request for police, says SPI board

    Members of Selinsgrove Projects Inc. are so wary of a board member who has waged a campaign against its leadership they have requested police security at recent meetings and are in the process of removing him from the organization.

    April 9, 2014

  • 1schoolstab.jpg Student flashed 2 knives, injured 20

    A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued the boy with the help of an assistant principal, police said.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1search.jpg Pings raise hopes in search

    The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death threats follow beating, police allege

    MIDDLEBURG — Felony assault and victim intimidation charges were filed against a Williamsport man who allegedly punched a Mount Pleasant Mills man several times, breaking his nose and causing bleeding on the brain.

    April 9, 2014

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